Hopes rise for Bulls

Written By miftah nugraha on Kamis, 21 Maret 2013 | 19.55

Chat live with Mercury cricket experts Brett Stubbs and Adam Smith.

QUEENSLAND skipper James Hopes will lead his side out in tomorrow's Sheffield Shield final against Tasmania following the safe arrival of his daughter last night.

Hopes was waiting in Queensland for the birth of his first child while the rest of the Bulls flew to Hobart yesterday.

But the all-rounder will be fine for the decider after his wife Maria gave birth to a daughter, Emerson Charlotte, last night.

Bulls vice-captain Chris Hartley said Hopes would be ready to fire.

"James being captain -- and being arguably one of the best all-rounders in Australia still -- he's being doing that year after year and he gives our side great balance," Hartley said.

"With the bat, he is the kind of guy who can swing the momentum very quickly. With his bowling, he can shore up an end while the rest of the attack operates at the other.

"He is the type of guy you love having in your team.

"I don't think he will be too concerned about missing a couple of training sessions.

"The main thing for him is to make everything is going OK off the field and freshen up when he gets down here. He'll be fine tomorrow."

Tasmania only needs to draw the match to claim its third Shield, but captain George Bailey said his side would be playing for victory.

"That was one of the things we just did speak about. We went in the last couple of games with a real 20-wicket focus and that showed up in the games we played, in our intensity and our intent with the bat and the way we bowled," Bailey said.

"We feel when we are looking to win the game, that's when we play our best cricket. I don't think that will be any different tomorrow.

"It is too long a game to go in with a negative mindset or a drawing mindset."

Tomorrow's game starts at 10.45am.

  • Mercury cricket writers Brett Stubbs and Adam Smith will be running a live blog during the five-day final, starting tomorrow at 10.30am.

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